On Saturday 4 September 2021 the long awaited, inaugural, Bracknell Conservative Association Bowls Afternoon was held at the Great Hollands Recreation Ground Bowls Green.
A group of 20 members and guests were greatly looking forward to an afternoon of bowls followed by a lavish cream tea in the Great Holland pavilion.
There were 8 bowlers, none of whom had played before. They were expertly coached by Michael Omerod who formed them into two teams. one lead by Ian Sharland [Crown Wood branch] and the other by Pauline Mckenzie [College Town branch].
The Teams fought a close contest with Ian's Crown Wood team securing a 9 - 7 victory!
The novice bowlers prepare for their match
It didn't look like it would end that way after Pauline opened the afternoon by hitting and resting against the jack with her very first bowl.
Pauline preparing for her first shot which was a direct hit on the Jack
Afterwards, everyone adjourned to the pavilion where a super selection of sandwiches and cakes were served courtesy of Rosie Stewart.
A selection of cakes on offer at the BCA Bowls afternoon.
Rosie Stewart with a table of bowlers enjoying their cream tea
A wonderful time was had by all and Isabel Mattick thanked everyone for supporting the event.
If you are interested in entering a team for the next bowls event or just fancy sampling one of Rosie's amazing cream teas, please register your interest with Sophie Schneider firstname.lastname@example.org